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"Constitution" and "Guerriere:" Preparing for an Engagement

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Inscription

Inscribed below: Plate 1st. / Painted by Michael Carnèe under Directions from Commodore Hull & Capt. Morris. / PREPARING for an ENGAGEMENT. / The Constitution clearing for Action & bearing down La Guerriere Laying too. / Nov. 1 1812 Published according to Act of Congress & Engraved by J.R. Smith BOSTON

Provenance

Maxim Karolik, Newport; Bequest to MFA June 8, 1964; accessioned Feb. 14, 1962

Credit Line

Gift of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Watercolors and Drawings, 1800–1875

1812

Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik (1962) cat. 191

Dimensions

Sheet: 26 x 34.9 cm (10 1/4 x 13 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

62.72

Medium or Technique

Aquatint, hand colored on paper

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